Linklaters & Alliance acted for MEPC on the acquisition of the office development site at the former Leavesden Aerodrome. The company's total investment in the site is valued at over £43m. The phased purchase, which took place in July and October, gives MEPC 120 square acres of development and greenbelt land. Christopher Coombe, property partner at Linklaters, led the Linklaters team, which included property assistant Andrew Wilmot-Smith and senior planning assistant Michael Gill. Denton Hall advised the vendor.